At Ardent, learners will be exposed to an independent reading program. They will read and evaluate their own progress and achievement.
There are 4 key foundation blocks before a learner becomes a competent and critical thinker and reader.
We use bricks to help learners to decode words, improve fluency, increase vocabulary and understanding of sentences.
Sessions: 40 sessions
Duration: 2 hours per session
The Range of Skills we cover:
The English curriculum for Primary school is focused on six key areas – Writing and Representing, Reading and Viewing, Listening and Viewing, Speaking Grammar and Vocabulary.
Each area demands multiple skills. Each skill is developed through deliberate facilitation via a systematic approach to bridge the learning gap a learner has.
The development of the neurological pathways in the brain that make the integration of sensory information possible, increases as children grow. Here in Ardent, we create opportunities to do activities that correspond with each stage of their individual development.
The English curriculum for Primary school is focused on six key areas – Writing, Reading and Viewing, Listening and Viewing, Speaking Grammar and Vocabulary. Instead of constantly using the traditional approaches of the practice papers and exam drills, Ardent uses Six Bricks and LEGO bricks to complement learners in their learning in order to develop their sensory and perceptual skills to master strategies in spelling, phonics, word recognition, to improve short term memory, as well as improving their Penmanship, reading, speaking and writing, impulse control, cognitive flexibility and critical thinking.
Course Dates: Tuesdays
PSLE Intensive with Writing
Writing is deemed as the pinnacle of all learning. Many children struggle with writing. Class activities include 3 stages.
Stage 1: Model building (insert photo), sharing of their models, and listening others. This Build-&-Share promotes planning, organising of ideas, and listening to others stories. This pre-writing interaction enhances learner’s social, emotional and psychological development of making sense of themselves and their world.
Stage 2: Process and write their first draft guided by Six BRICKS to break down the BEGINNING-MIDDLE-END components, to better organise the flow of their composition.
Stage 3: Writers will edit their work with close awareness to their plot, developing characterisation using narrative techniques in organising their paragraphs.
1 to 1 Coaching : $80 per session
Group Coaching: $90 per session
Course Dates: Thursdays & Saturdays
Timing: 4-6pm & 9-11am respectively
Our Other English Classes
Play is the ‘work’ of children. Through play, children develop their core learning skills. This series of playdates provide
Let’s move: Activities that encourage the children to move their bodies
Brain boosters: Practicing problem-solving and concentration through fun activities
Imagine and create: Sparking children’s imagination and creativity
Time to reflect: Reflection, thinking and exploring emotions
Working together: Learning to collaborate in pairs and groups
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In our phonics and phonology, we cover the following areas to improve pronunciation, word decoding, and spelling
- Awareness of phonemic awareness
- Decoding/recoding skills
- Rhyming words
- Word building
- Reading for meaning
- Sentence completion
- Using words in context,
- Open-sentence writing
- Consonant Blends
- Digraphs and Advanced Phonics
Writing is deemed as the pinnacle of all learning. Many children struggle with writing.
Given it is a critical year of exam preparation, every candidate will be diagnostically intervened with the foundations in grammar and vocabulary. Systematically guided to write with a distinctive voice as a writer, while maintaining the central theme to the personal recount or plot they weave.